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Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma clinical trials at UCSD
17 in progress, 10 open to new patients

  • A Trial of Intratumoral Injections of SD-101 in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma or Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a phase 1b/2, open-label, multicenter trial designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, biologic activity, and preliminary efficacy of intratumoral SD 101 injections in combination with intravenous pembrolizumab in patients with metastatic melanoma or recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Phase 1 of this trial is a modified 3+3 dose escalation study evaluating escalating or intermediate dose levels of SD-101 given with a fixed dose of pembrolizumab in patients with metastatic melanoma. Phase 2 of this study will consist of 7 expansion cohorts to further evaluate the efficacy and safety of SD-101 given in combination with pembrolizumab in specific melanoma and HNSCC populations: For each of the indications in melanoma and HNSCC 2 separate cohorts will be recruited, those who are anti-programmed death receptor-1/ligand 1 (anti-PD-1/L1) therapy naïve and those who have progressive disease (PD) while receiving anti-PD-1/L1 therapy.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Avelumab, Cetuximab, and Palbociclib in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of the study is to find out if the study drugs Avelumab, Cetuximab, and Palbociclib will slow or stop your cancer from getting worse, and whether it causes side effects. The second purpose is to measure whether your cancer responds to the study drugs Avelumab, Cetuximab, and Palbociclib. The study drugs Avelumab, Cetuximab, and Palbociclib are types of drugs called a monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies are made to recognize, target, and bind to specific proteins on cells the building blocks making up your tissues.

    La Jolla, California

  • Efficacy Study of Pembrolizumab in Relapsed, Locally Recurrent Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether pembrolizumab, when given after salvage surgery, is effective in increasing the time a person with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck remains disease-free following locoregional disease recurrence.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Nivolumab or Nivolumab Plus Cisplatin, in Combination With Radiotherapy in Patients With Cisplatin-ineligible or Eligible Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study has two, independent, cohorts, both in locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer. The purpose of the first cohort is to determine whether nivolumab in combination with radiotherapy is more effective than cetuximab in combination with radiotherapy, in subjects who are ineligible for cisplatin. The purpose of the second cohort is to determine whether nivolumab, cisplatin, and radiotherapy is more effective than cisplatin and radiotherapy in subjects who are eligible to receive cisplatin

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • PD 0332991 and Cetuximab in Patients With Incurable SCCHN

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this Phase I/II study is to define the maximum tolerated dose of PD 0332991 given with cetuximab and evaluated the side effects of the combination.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Pembrolizumab Combined With Cetuximab for Treatment of Recurrent/Metastatic Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a prospective, multi-center, open-label, non-randomized, multi-arm phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy of combination therapy with pembrolizumab and cetuximab for patients with recurrent/metastatic HNSCC. There will be four patient cohorts, including a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor-naïve, cetuximab-naïve arm (Cohort 1), a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor-refractory, cetuximab-naïve arm (Cohort 2), a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor-refractory, cetuximab-refractory arm (Cohort 3), and a cutaneous HNSCC arm (Cohort 4). A total of 83 patients (33 in Cohort 1, 25 in Cohort 2, 15 in Cohort 3, and 10 in Cohort 4) will be eligible to enroll. Patients will be enrolled at 4 sites: UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, UC Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and University of Washington Siteman Cancer Center.

    La Jolla, California

  • Radiation Therapy With or Without Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Stage III-IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Who Have Undergone Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy with or without cisplatin works in treating patients with stage III-IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known if radiation therapy is more effective with or without cisplatin in treating patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Saliva-based Detection of CD44

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to test the ability of OncAlert™ to screen for cancer and the reappearance of cancer. OncAlert™ was developed by Vigilant Biosciences, a collaborator in this research study. OncAlert™ is an oral rinse which is spit into a cup and sent to a laboratory for analysis. OncAlert™ is considered experimental by the FDA because it is not approved for the screening of cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Study of LN-145 Autologous Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in the Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head & Neck

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Prospective, multicenter, single-arm, open label, interventional study evaluating adoptive cell therapy (ACT) with autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) infusion (LN-145) followed by IL-2 after a non-myeloablative (NMA) lymphodepletion preparative regimen for the treatment of patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Study To Compare Avelumab In Combination With Standard of Care Chemoradiotherapy (SoC CRT) Versus SoC CRT for Definitive Treatment In Patients With Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Head And Neck (JAVELIN HEAD AND NECK 100)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a phase 3 randomized, placebo controlled study to evaluate the safety and anti-tumor activity of Avelumab in combination with standard of care chemoradiation (SoC CRT) versus SoC CRT alone in front-line treatment of patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study of Atezolizumab (Anti−Pd-L1 Antibody) as Adjuvant Therapy After Definitive Local Therapy in Patients With High-Risk Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab compared with placebo as adjuvant therapy after definitive local therapy in patients with high-risk locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN)

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study Of PF-05082566 As A Single Agent And In Combination With Rituximab

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A study of PF-05082566, a 4-1BB agonist monoclonal antibody (mAb), in patients with solid tumors or b-cell lymphomas, and in combination with rituximab in patients with CD20 positive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL).

    Encinitas, California and other locations

  • Chemoradiation vs Immunotherapy and Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The purpose of this study is to compare any good or bad effects of using pembrolizumab (an experimental drug) and radiation therapy (RT), compared to using cisplatin chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) in the treatment of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    La Jolla, California

  • Cisplatin, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, and Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With Stage III-IV Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of pembrolizumab when given together with cisplatin and intensity-modulated radiation therapy, in treating patients with stage III-IV squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may block tumor growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving pembrolizumab with cisplatin and intensity-modulated radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Pembrolizumab Plus Epacadostat, Pembrolizumab Monotherapy, and the EXTREME Regimen in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (KEYNOTE-669/ECHO-304)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab plus epacadostat, pembrolizumab monotherapy, and the EXTREME regimen (cetuximab + cisplatin or carboplatin + 5-fluorouracil) as first-line treatment for recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Safety And Efficacy Study Of Palbociclib Plus Cetuximab Versus Cetuximab To Treat Head And Neck Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether the combination of palbociclib with cetuximab is superior to cetuximab in prolonging overall survival in HPV-negative, cetuximab-naive patients with recurrent/metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Trial of Ibrutinib Combined With Nivolumab or Cetuximab to Treat Recurrent/Metastatic HNSCC

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is an open-label, randomized, phase II trial to test the efficacy of Ibrutinib in combination with either Nivolumab or Cetuximab in the treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic head an neck squamous cell carcinoma

    La Jolla, California

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